Department Chair – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Minneapolis, MN 55455
Income Potential:
Up to $420,000.00*
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Recruiter's Name:
Jay Torio
Contact Number:
(800) 876-0500
Merritt Hawkins

Job Description & Requirements
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Lead in an outstanding environment for rehabilitation medicine, providing care for a diverse group of patients and exceptional opportunity for growth.  

The University of Minnesota Medical School seeks a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as the Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine. The successful candidate will be an innovative, strategic, and accomplished leader and administrator, and will leverage both the commitment of the University of Minnesota, as well as the strength of the Department and its four Divisions, to advance and support the excellence in the delivery of education, clinical care and research. 

The successful candidate will strengthen the clinical service areas, continue to grow research funding, and enhance our educational programs. The next Chair will have the opportunity to navigate and lead in a dynamic healthcare and regulatory environment, while ensuring the preservation of the department’s longstanding collegial culture.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is a growing department that consists of over 30 core faculty across its four unique divisions:  Adult Neuropsychology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation Science. The department is strong in the core areas of education, clinical care and research. Rehabilitation Medicine supports an ACGME-accredited PM&R residency program with 18 residents-in-training and four ACGME-accredited fellowship programs: Brain Injury Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, and a newly accredited Spinal Cord Injury Medicine fellowship. Additionally, the department supports over 150 graduate students across several doctoral and master’s degree programs, namely: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), DPT/PhD Joint Degree (offered in both Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences), and a Doctoral and Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. 

One of the preeminent and long-standing public universities in the nation, The University of Minnesota is currently home to more than 51,000 students including the six professional schools and colleges, namely the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.  As one of the largest medical schools in the country, the University of Minnesota Medical School trains more than 70 percent of Minnesota's physicians, receives more than $188 million in research grants each year, and provides care to nearly 1 million patients across the state.

Minnesota – ranked #1 by Forbes for Quality of Life (2017). The University of Minnesota campus is on the shores of the Mississippi River and the city of Minneapolis, a short distance away from St. Paul. The Twin Cities, comprised of Minneapolis and St. Paul, has a high standard of livability, outstanding schools, and numerous cultural and sporting events including hosting the most recent NFL Super Bowl. The Twin Cities and surrounding area possess many opportunities for year-round recreational activities for families of any size.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Medical degree (MD or DO) from an accredited medical school.
  • Board certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and have the ability to obtain a State of Minnesota Medical License.
  • At least five years as an administrative leader, division head, department chair, or other significant leadership role.
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national original, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.